Sapper Sunday 2018
‘SAPPER SUNDAY’ will take place on Sunday 14th October 2018 at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. This is the day after the REA AGM and Annual Dinner and there should be a good turnout of REA Members from around the country; wives are encouraged to attend.
Prior to the service there will be a parade of RE In-Pensioners together with RE veterans. REA members attending are encouraged to wear medals. The Inspecting Officer for the Governors Parade will be the Duty Officer of the day, accompanied by the Chief Royal Engineer. A service in the Chapel will follow the Governors Parade.
Due to limited space, only 2 Standards will be allowed into the Chapel. These will be the REA National Standard and the REA Central London Branch Standard.
Those attending the parade are to assemble at 1015hrs by the Royal Hospital Chapel. The inspection will take place at 1030hrs. Members attending the service are to be seated by 1050hrs. The service will commence at 1100hrs and end at 1200hrs. After the service all are welcome to the In-pensioners Club.
Dress for gentlemen will be lounge suits or blazers with Corps tie; ladies should dress accordingly.
Order of Service
The service will be a standard Royal Hospital service as laid down by the Chaplain to the Royal Hospital, Reverend Steven Brooks. The service will include the Corps Collect. With the exception of regular chapel attendees, those attending will be predominately REA/RE.
Pre – Lunch drinks will be taken in the Clubroom after the service and a curry lunch will be available .